I could sure use some help. I have very little unix experience, but can get around. Here's where I am:
1. I've installed Tomcat 4.1.18 and have it running (off port 8080). However, when I click the Administrator Link in the browser I get a huge page full of errors. Also, the Java/JSP samples seem to work, though I've noticed the 'counter's don't work (i.e., in the number guessing demo, after guessing in four trys [not bad, eh?], it said "You guessed in 1 try.")
2. Installing CF: I think I fudged this. I succumbed to temptation and double-clicked MM's installer jar file instead of going strictly command line. Also, I deviated a tad by selecting the destination of [root]/Library/ColdFusionMX instead of the vague (to me, anyway) /opt/ directory.
3. I created a "stoptomcat.sh" script to shutdown Tomcat. When I run it, I get an error message (I'll have to post later; I'm not at my Mac). The starttomcat.sh script works fine (these are the same as found in the O'Reilly article on installing Tomcat on OSX.)
4. The MM instructions for CF say to create a setenv.sh, (#10 in their list of instructions) but I wasn't sure where to put it. I put it in the /bin/ directory with the other Tomcat scripts, not know if it's working.
5a. #11b says to define an admin user role for Tomcat. How do I do this?
5b. Because of the above, I am unable to set the crossContext as instructed.
Tomcat isn't batting 1000, and ColdFusion isn't even in the game.
I welcome your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org; I'll try to check back here as well.